Originally Posted by Doug Blackburn
If I was advising someone about calibration training, I would recommend not even THINKING about going to training until you have purchased, at least, a very inexpensive meter (even if it is only $100 or so) and have gone through the whole Calibration for Dummies thread on AVS and actually calibrated at least a couple of displays before you go to any training. Everything you hear and learn in the class will mean SO MUCH MORE to you if you understand the basics before the class.
Bravo, Doug, and for the remainder of your post as well.
For any of you who want to do this, study your butts off, get good equipment, and calibrate as many displays as you have time for BEFORE going to class. Although everything you need to know will be presented, if you don't have a fair amount of background, the speed at which the class moves will leave you gasping. If you are as fortunate as I to have Gregg and Michael as instructors the bottom line is that you will never get better training on calibration, anywhere. Just don't think you will be hand held. Study, learn, in advance and you will walk out of the classroom with the feeling of having gone through the best learning experience imaginable. These instructors are great, but there is only so much time available for them and for you.